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What is an asphalt plant?
An asphalt plant is known as a production unit for macadam, asphalt and different types of coated road stones that are commonly referred as asphalt concrete or blacktop.
What is asphalt sand?
Sand, crushed form of rocks, slags or gravel are suitable aggregates that are used for asphalt mixtures. Binder is utilized to enhance binding properties and uniformity of mixing of these aggregates. Usually, bitumen is utilized as a standard binder.
What is asphalt used for?
Generally, asphalt concrete pavement constitutes of 95% aggregates like sand, stone and gravel; asphalt or bitumen with 5% in quantity. Due to its high viscosity level, it is advised to heat bitumen cement or asphalt during its production so that the produced item can be blended with aggregates at the mixing plant of asphalt.
The standard configuration of the plants comprise of the following units:
Bin feeders for cold aggregate â€“ vibrating screen for elimination of large shaped particles â€“ slinger conveyor â€“ separate unit for drying and mixing purpose â€“ load out conveyor which is equipped with anti segregation gob hopper â€“ tank for heating and storage of bitumen â€“ filtering unit for mineral substances â€“ control panel and control cabin with automatic operation and weather proof design. These plants also contain optional accessories like attachments that include storage silos for mixed elements, wet dust collector that prevents environmental pollution during functioning of these plants, storage tanks and heating tanks for bitumen as per the specific requirements of customers. Since 207, over 100 plants of 30 to 120 TPH capacity range are working for production of asphalt.
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